OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers to support Western Australian creative talent. We hold bi-annual handmade craft markets to showcase local designers.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Tuesday, November 17

Made on the Left Christmas Markets

On this weekend! A great way to get all your Christmas shopping done in one place and support local creatives. Everything is made in WA and sold to you by the maker.

Wednesday, October 28

Summer Night Markets applications open

Applications are now open for OnWilliam's annual Summer Night Markets in the Perth Cultural Centre!

This open air night market will be held on Friday 11th of December from 4 to 10pm. These pre-Christmas markets have become a must in the calendars of both local designers and city shoppers.

The Cultural Centre will be jam packed with 60+ stall holders, live music on the Wetland stage, fun activities, delicious food at 'Truck Stop', and outdoor bars at PICA and Bar Pop in the Urban Orchard.

Stall prices range from $150 - $300. Applications are due Sunday 1st November. Apply via the application form.

Thursday, October 22

Angove Street Festival

The Angove St Festival is back again! With an eclectic mix of entertainment, music, food, culture and family fun, this one-day event attracts over 50,000 people each year. Angove Street Festival celebrates all that is North Perth – the award-winning cafes, restaurants, retailers and cultural diversity that create the unique community surrounding Angove Street. 

There will be a selection of Made on the Left stallholders and the Golden Days Vintage Markets will be back to ensure an interesting range of goods will be available to buy. 

An amazing festival is planned with a trapeze act, baby animal farm, Rosemount Music Stage, sustainable gardening advice, a school fete will be run by the North Perth Primary School with book sales, cake stalls and lucky dips for the kids, not to mention a range of food from all corners of the world.

Date: Sunday, 25 October 2015 
When: 10am – 5pm 
Where: Angove Street, North Perth 
Website: www.angovestreetfestival.com.au 

Tuesday, October 13

Made on the Left Christmas markets poster!

We are pleased to present the poster design for our Christmas markets! It is by the talented Laurie Melia and shows a pink haired girl surrounded by Christmas lights and a succulent wreath. Laurie describes it as, “fun, quirky and colourful” which fits the vibe of the market. Thank you Laurie, we love it!  

The Perth City Christmas Markets are presented with the City of Perth on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November in Forrest Place from 10 - 5:30 each day. There will be over 50 stallholders each day and we hope to see you there!

Fringe World market vendors - applications open!

Fringe World Festival is the largest annual performance platform in Western Australia. The 2016 Festival will run from 22 January to 21 February during the city’s buzzing summer festival period.  Nestled in the colourful village style gardens of the hugely popular Fringe World Festival sites in Northbridge, stalls selling DIY experiences and local artisan wares, with an emphasis on the innovative, fun and unique are being sought. 

Successful applicants will be required to: 
  • Commit to at least one block of seven consecutive days of trading during the Festival period (22 January to 21 February); 
  • Commit to having the stall manned during the operational hours of the festival site each day (maximum operational hours on any one day would be 12pm – 2am): and 
  • Pay an upfront site hire fee of $500 + GST per week per stall by 10 December 2015 

The following will be provided:
  • 1 x 3m x 3m marquee;
  • 1 x trestle table;
  • 2 x chairs;
  • 1 x overhead light;
  • Power;
  • Onsite Secure Container Storage; and
  • Site Manager Support.
To register your interest in becoming a market vendor for Fringe World 2016, complete this form and return to venues@fringeworld.com.au by 5pm Monday, 2 November 2015. For more information, visit the website.

Monday, October 12

Christmas in Claremont - stallholders wanted

As part of the annual Christmas in Claremont event, the Town of Claremont is holding a festive themed market, inspired by the German Christmas Markets. Think fresh food, fine craft and everything Christmas themed!

Enjoy a summer night of carols in the park with a huge sideshow of entertainment, kids activities, food and market stalls!

Date: Sunday 13th December 2015, from 4pm.
Location: Claremont Park, corner of Stirling Highway and Bay View Terrace

To apply, fill in the online application formApplications must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 4th November. Visit here for more details. 

Tuesday, October 6

Etsy: Made Local applications open

Following the success of last year’s ‘Something Different’ in Leederville, the ETSY WA Street Team is excited to announce ETSY: MADE LOCAL in a location with a difference.

ETSY: MADE LOCAL is a “nationwide, Etsy-supported Christmas market on November 28… [which] celebrates the crafter, collectors and artisans in local communities across the country. From coast to cost, these community building events will be run by local Etsy Teams and participating sellers.” – Etsy Australia.

ETSY: MADE LOCAL (Something Different in Northbridge)
28 November 2015
10am – 4pm
State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard. 

This event is presented by ETSY Australia and run by volunteers of the ETSY WA Street Team. The event will feature around fifty individual artists and makers, all selling their own products.

To apply to be a stallholder head here: http://goo.gl/forms/5kkdhiKvT2

An ETSY jury will select stallholders based on application merit. Categories of sellers may include: Fine art, home d├ęcor, stationery, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, clothing, vintage, children's or infant's products, beauty, fashion and accessories, packaged food products, plants & garden ware. All products will be designed, created and produced in Western Australia.

♦ Attendees! Please share the event, tell your friends, make sure you come along and support handmade in Western Australia
♦ Sellers... purveyors of beautiful and unusual, high quality goods that are hand made in Australia
♦ Others that want to be involved… People who wish to promote or cover the event, people who wish to volunteer in the lead up to the event, musicians who might wish to provide some musical entertainment… People who have talents that can assist in ways that we haven’t even considered yet!
Please, get in touch!

Kate Stevens – WA Etsy Team Captain (mobile 0404 722 046)
Davina Farinola – WA Etsy Team Leader (mobile 0408 936 031)
ESTY WA Street Team

email: streetteamwa@gmail.com
website: www.wastreetteam.weebly.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/wastreetteam

meet | join | chat with the team:

shop | browse | follow the work of the team:
#etsymadelocal #etsy #etsyau

Thursday, September 10

Mosaic photography project and exhibition

Sign up for this year's MOSAIC Capture Day by midnight Friday 25 September, so you can be part of the collective experience and have your image displayed at an exhibition at 140 William! 

On Saturday 26 September, Propel Youth Arts WA once again invites you to join in documenting 24 hours of life in WA directly through your eyes!

For the past three years, hundreds of people in WA have simultaneously captured and submitted an image from their day to MOSAIC, a community-based photography project and exhibition.

Anyone and everyone in WA who can set aside a couple of minutes on Saturday 26 September to capture part of their day can take part. 

Once again in 2015, the person who takes the most popular photo as nominated by the public will win a prize pack worth over $150, which is another great reason to take part!

It's really easy (and free) to get involved in 2015. You can even submit photos as part of a group or an organisation. Register now

stARTup Art Market @ Beaufort St Festival applications open

Applications for the Beaufort Street Festival's stARTup gallery are now open for visual artists!

The stARTup gallery offers an exciting exhibiting space for emerging and innovative local artists (illustrative, photography, sculptural, graphics) to display their art for public purchase.

Applications and T&Cs for stARTup can be found at http://bit.ly/bsfstartup2015 and applications must be submitted by 5pm, 9th October.

For visual artists only (no craft-based work). Must be able to provide your own shade & decorations and be prepared to be available until the close of the event (10pm). A live art/demonstration component is encouraged.

Further information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/stARTupartgallery or by emailing startup@beaufortstreetfestival.com.au.

Upcoming local and general markets

Local and General Markets have some fairs and markets coming up:

Sunday 6th of September, 10am to 2pm
Austin Lakes Local & General Markets
Austin Cove Baptist College Oval – Inlet Blvd, South Yunderup

Saturday 19th of September, 4pm to 9pm
The Glades Arts & Produce Markets
Village Centre by Lake Allambee (Cnr Gallant Turn & Doley Road, Byford)

Apply via online form

Saturday 26th of September, 10am to 2pm
South Perth Local & General Markets
South Perth Community Centre – Cnr of Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth

Sunday 18th of October, 10am to 4pm
Secret Harbour Spring Market Fair
Secret Harbour Primary School Oval – Maratea Pde, Secret Harbour

Sunday 1st of November, 10am to 2pm
Honeywood Local & General Markets
Honeywood Estate – Cnr of Bruny Meander & Labatt Gardens, Wandi

Saturday 7th of November
Baldivis Country Fair, Baldivis Fairgrounds
Stallholders can trade 11am to 5pm on the fairground OR 11am to 7pm on the Oval
Email bcf@streethassle.com.au to apply

Sunday 22nd of November, 10am to 4pm
Rockingham Community Fair
Village Green – Cnr of Patterson Rd & Flinders Lane, Rockingham 

Saturday 28th of November, 10am to 2pm
South Perth Local & General Markets
South Perth Community Centre – Cnr of Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth

Sunday 29th of November, 11am to 3pm
Noranda Christmas Festival
Noranda Village Shopping Centre – Benara Rd, Noranda
Christmas festival with market stalls and activities and a special visit from Santa!

Contact Local & General Markets for further information.